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Christopher J. Valente

Christopher Valente is a partner in the firm’s Boston and Washington, D.C. offices. Christopher represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the United States and focuses on complex civil litigation in the areas of commercial disputes, financial services, insurance coverage, and construction. He has significant experience managing all stages of complex civil litigation from inception through trial.

Christopher has litigated cases involving a broad range of commercial and business-related issues, including claims of fraud, securities fraud, defamation, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and unfair business practices. He has defended banking and mortgage-lending institutions from common law claims and claims brought pursuant to state and federal statutes.

Christopher has represented corporate policyholders seeking coverage under many different types of insurance policies. His recent insurance coverage experience includes cases involving pollution liability policies, D&O policies, fidelity/commercial crime policies, professional liability policies, and property policies.

Christopher has also assisted in government and regulatory enforcement actions, as well as internal investigations across diverse variety of subject matters.

Christopher is an active member of the Boston legal community. Christopher is a member of the Boston Bar Association. He is a fellow of the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF) and has chaired and served on the steering committees of numerous fundraising efforts to advance the BBF’s mission of helping thousands of individuals and families through pro bono programs, grants to legal services organizations. Christopher is also a member of the Tufts Lawyers Association; having most recently served as its president.

In addition, Christopher is a vice president and member of executive committee of the Tufts Alumni Council, the governing body of the Tufts University Alumni Association. In 2013, Christopher received the Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his service to Tufts University Alumni Association.

Christopher also serves on the firm’s diversity committee and co-chairs its LGBTQ subcommittee.

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